Secession Agitation: Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu to know fates Monday
The two secessionist agitators currently in the political limelight, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a Sunday Igboho), are to know their fates Monday.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is facing trial in Nigeria after he was extradited from an unknown location (speculations say Kenya) after he jumped bail.
Kanu is being tried by the Federal Government on a charge of treasonable felony.
Following his re-arrest and production in court by the Department of State Services (DSS) on June 29, Justice Binta Nyako, acceded to the prosecution’s request that Kanu be remanded in the custody of the DSS.
Justice Nyako equally granted an accelerated hearing in the case and rescheduled the trial earlier fixed for October 20 to July 26 and 27.
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Sunday Igboho, an agitator of a Yoruba Nation, on the other hand, is facing trial in Benin Republic after he was arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou on his way to Germany.
Igboho’s lawyer, Ibrahim Salami, a Beninese Yoruba and law lecturer, explained his trial would be in three stages; noting he has already completed the first.
“In Benin here, there are three stages (judicial protocol) of trial.
“The first is with the prosecutor, the second one is with the investigating judge and the third will determine whether he is guilty and should be sentenced or not.
“The next phase is on Monday. The first phase with the prosecutor has been concluded.
“When we get to court on Monday, we will be facing the investigation judge, and after that, we will face the judge that will determine whether he should be sentenced or not.
“Before the end of Monday, we will know if the Benin Republic government wants to jail or release him. That will be clear on Monday.”